From the Phoenix Business Journal, Angela Gonzales reports that medical transport firms were required to pay back wages for drivers who were misclassified as independent contractors. Angela writes:
U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on medical transport companies in Arizona for failing to correctly classify their drivers.
The most recent company to feel the sting is Hope Medical Transportation, a non-emergency medical transportation company based in Tempe. The company didn’t pay overtime to workers paid on a salary basis when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek.
The company also failed to keep an accurate record of hours worked, and misclassified most of its drivers as independent contractors until January 2014.
The company has agreed to pay $33,434 in back wages to 38 employees for minimum wage and overtime violations. It also agreed to pay $2,926 in penalties.
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